North East News

Four injured in bomb blast at Wokha

 Four persons including an infant were injured when miscreants hurled a bomb at a shop in Wokha, about 70 km from the state capital today, police said.

VDF rally in Imphal turns violent, several arrested

The Manipur Police today fired several rounds of tear gas shells and live bullets as the agitating Village Defence Force (VDF) personnel turned violent and tried to manhandle Imphal West Additional SP (Law and Order) S. Ibomcha at Khoyathong.

Assam Speaker puts on hold formation of House Committee on PWD

A day after its announcement, Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi Thursday withdrew formation of a House Committee to probe the alleged irregularities in functioning of the PWD, saying the government agency was doing "good job".

Four Assam Rifles personnel injured in attack in Nagaland

Four Assam Rifles jawans were injured as unidentified armed miscreants attacked the Company Operating Base and outpost of 19 Assam Rifles here on Thursday.

Scribes stage walk-out in Meghalaya Assembly

 Journalists today staged a walk-out in the Assembly protesting against reported remarks by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma accusing media houses of being mouthpieces of the militants and of publishing only "paid news".

'US, China suppressed genocide reports during Bangladesh liberation war'

The United States, China and a few other countries tried to suppress the reports of genocide and bloodbath in the then East Pakistan during Bangladesh's nine-month-long war of liberation, freedom fighters and experts of that country said here on Wednesday.

Meghalaya Speaker survives no-confidence motion in Assembly

Meghalaya Speaker Abu Taher Mondal on Wednesday survived a voice vote in the Assembly as Opposition legislators moved a no-confidence motion against him for allotting less time for the budget session.

Mizoram Assembly's budget session adjourned sine die

 The budget session of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly, that started on March 17, was adjourned sine die on Wednesday.

Roadmap ready to repatriate Brus: Mizoram Home Minister

 Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Wednesday said efforts to repatriate Brus from the six relief camps in neighbouring North Tripura district, in accordance with the Road Map-IV prepared by the state government, has already began.

Mizoram incurred Rs 5,114.21 crore debt, say CAG estimates

Mizoram incurred Rs 5,114.21 crore as debt as per the estimates in the Finance Accounts 2012-13 report published by the Comptroller and Auditor General, state Finance Minister Lalsawta informed the legislature on Wednesday.

Mizoram mulls to implement Food Security Act

Mizoram Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on Wednesday informed the state assembly that the state government proposed to implement the Food Security Act in the state.

GJM postpones 12-hour general strike

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has postponed a 12-hour general strike in the hiils from April 2 to April 10 in view of Easter on April 5.

Meghalaya speaker confident of winning 'trust vote'

Ahead of the Meghalaya assembly taking up a 'no confidence' motion against him on Wednesday, Speaker Abu Taher Mondal on Tuesday exuded confidence that the members would continue to support him.

No internal strife within Congress in Arunachal: CLP

The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Arunachal Pradesh has denied any internal problems among the party legislators.

Exhibition showcases torture by Pakistani army during 1971 war

Pictures of mounds of rotten human bodies in the villages, thousands of refugees entering into Indian bordering states in from now Bangladesh in 1971 will showcase the barbaric torture perpetrated by the Pakistani army on lakhs of people during a three-day exhibition here.

Defence Ministry gives nod to pending Brahmaputra embankment: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Defence Ministry has given permission for construction of the pending portion of the Brahmaputra embankment in the Army cantonment area here, Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said.

Meghalaya Deputy Speaker resigns from post

Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai on Monday tendered his resignation from the post ahead of the crucial no-confidence motion against Speaker Abu Taher Mondal scheduled for Wednesday.

Five APPSC officials arrested in APPSCCE exam paper leak case

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police has arrested five persons in connection with the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE-2014) paper leakage issue, which had rocked the state.

Centre concerned about all round development of NE: Yadav

Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav said that the Central Government is concerned for all round development of the North Eastern region.

Tripura IAS association demands CBI probe into DK Ravi's death

The IAS association, Tripura chapter on Saturday demanded a CBI investigation into the mysterious death of D K Ravi, an IAS officer of Karanataka cadre.

US-made arms, ammunition seized in Mizoram

Assam Rifles troopers and Mizoram Police in a joint operation seized US-made arms and ammunition in Mizoram, police said here on Friday. One person was arrested in connection with the case.

Large haul of arms, ammunition in Mizoram border village

Mizoram police in a joint operation with Assam Rifles personnel seized seven US-made M4A1 carbines, one AK-56 assault rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition on a road between Champhai and Zote village Thursday, police said.

BJP plans to strengthen base in northeastern states

BJP on Thursday decided to prepare a roadmap for ensuring development of northeast region and strengthening its base in various states there.

Aadhar number to be added to Tripura voter list: CEO

The process for inclusion of Aadhaar number and other contact details with the voter identity card to create an error free voter lists would begin in the state from April, an official said on Thursday.

Poll panel's special drive to clean up voters' list

To ensure error-free voter-lists and eliminate duplication of names, the Election Commission has launched a nation-wide drive NERPAP which will continue till mid-August, an official said here on Thursday.

Nagaland Assembly passes vote-on-account

The Nagaland Assembly on Thursday passed the vote-on-account of Rs 3868.16 crore to defray expenses of the state government for the first four months of 2015-16.

DoNER Ministry to grant Rs 54 crore to Arunachal Pradesh

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has assured Arunachal Pradesh to release Rs 54.02 crore within this fiscal for various ongoing schemes of the Ministry in the state.

Nagaland govt recommends CBI probe into Dimapur lynching case
Nagaland govt recommends CBI probe into Dimapur lynching case

The Nagaland government on Thursday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the recent Dimapur lynching case.

Final voter's list for TTAADC polls declared

The final voter's list of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) polls was declared ahead of the council elections, which is likely to take place in the first week of May.

Dimapur lynching was bad but it could act as deterrent: Punia

Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Congress MP PL Punia on Wednesday condemned the Dimapur lynching but at the same time said such incidents could instill fear into those involved in crime against women and called upon the dalits and adivasis to get organised so that nobody dares to misbehave with their women.